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Stephen Marley is the third child of legendary reggae artist Bob Marley who has won five Grammys for his music.
Rita Marley - Band Attacks (2:13)
Bob Marley - The Creed (2:08)
Bob Marley - Lyceum Theater (2:07)
Performer and political activist Bob Marley's widow, Rita, recalls the violent attacks on their band in their native Jamaica.
Bandmates of The Wailers are interviewed and discuss how Marley's friendship with the band, and his beliefs regarding the Rasta Revolution.
Bob Marley saw his fame skyrocket during a time of political turbulence. In England, he was booked at the Lyceum Theater and Marley fans filled the theater to hear and feel Marley's message.
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But their record sales did not match their previous record. They made several more albums together in the 1990s, including the Grammy Award-winning Babylon Is Fallen (1997), before later disbanding.
Already an accomplished songwriter, Marley began to take on more behind-the-scenes projects. He produced or co-produced albums for Damian Marley,
including the 2001 critically acclaimed Halfway Tree and the 2005 smash hit Welcome to Jamrock. Both of which won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album for their respective years.
Stepping back into the spotlight, Marley released his first solo album, Got Music?, in 2005. But his real breakthrough as an artist came two years later with Mind Control (2007). This time his brothers, Damian, Ziggy and Julian, played supporting roles, providing songwriting support and guest vocals while Stephen took the lead. In addition to reaching the top of the reggae charts, the recording also did well on the pop and hip-hop charts. Mind Control won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 2007.
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